Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

This is a simple fudge that I prepared in minutes using a microwave.I had seen the foolproof fudge recipe in Nestle site and decided to give it a makeover using some excess ingredients I had in my pantry.I decided to make a double layered fudge with a chocolate layer as a base and a peanut butter layer on top.The result was a bit sticky but very tasty fudge.

Ingredients:
Chocolate Fudge:
Condensed milk:1/3 cup
Baking chocolate -I usedsemi sweet - 2 oz/square
Nuts: 1/4 cup (optional)

Peanut Butter Layer:
Reese's cups: 4 no:s (0.75 oz each)
Peanut Butter: 3 tbsp
Condensed Milk: 3 tbsp

Preparation:
Chocolate Fudge:
Grate the chocolate and add it to a microwave safe dish along with condensed milk.Microwave at 100% power for about 1 minute.You can see the milk almost boiling and the chocolate start melting.Take it out,mix well so as to get chocolate liquid,stir in chopped nuts if using and pour into a well greased dish and smoothen it with a spatula.

Peanut butter Fudge:
Microwave the reeses cups for about 40-50 seconds at 100% power till the start to melt and the biscuity/cookie base start appearing .Take out whisk well,add 3 tbsp of peanut butter and again microwave for 10 secs.Take out,add 3 tbsp condensed milk and microwave again at 100% power for 20 seconds or till the milk starts boiling.Take out,whisk well and then spoon over the chocolate fudge.Let the layers come to room temperature and then chill the dish for atleast 2 hours in the refrigerator.I kept mine for several hours and then cut up into squares and serve for a festive dessert.

If you do not have baking chocolate,then you can use Cadbury's or any branded chocolate.If you want to use chocolate chips then you may have to use unsalted butter while melting in the microwave.Do check this recipe,if you want to use chocolate chips instead of chocolate.If you do not like/have peanut butter,then feel free to completely omit that layer.If you do not have Reeses cup then I assume you can use any confection of your choice (Cadbury's chocolate eclairs)or even choco chips or peanut butter chips in which case you need to use around 1/2 cup peanut butter.You can simply spoon the peanut butter fudge over the base chocolate fudge or try spreading it and then give swirls on it or whatever way you wish.I spooned it over and tried spreading it and the design I ended up with was not so good.Hence,you may find the pics not upto the mark.


The taste was ofcourse peanut buttery in the first bite which gives way to crunchy nuts and gooey chocolate and is heavenly.The festive fudge is onway to MEC:FestiveFoods at SpiceClub.


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